One of the most important things to remember when you’re on an outdoor adventure is that you must keep yourself hydrated, especially when trekking in hotter climates. In order to do this, you must have access to safe drinking water. If you are hiking up mountains or trekking through the jungle, there is no guarantee that you will have access to safe drinking water. You could consider carrying a hydration pack which can contain a significant amount of water but this can be heavy and become a burden on your back.
Another option is to take a water filtration bottle. These bottles are able to filter dirty water so that it is safe to drink. It also means that you don’t have to carry so much water with you relieving you from additional weight. There are a variety of water filtration bottles on the market and they are priced from around £30 to £120. We’ve compiled three of the most popular water filtration bottles.
1. Lifesaver bottle – The Lifesaver bottle claims to be the world’s first all in one ultra filtration water bottle. One of the more expensive water filtration bottles retailing at around £116, it removes bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other water-borne pathogens making the water safe to drink. Furthermore, it does not use any chemical treatment. To filter water, all you do is pour the contaminated water into the bottle, pump and then drink. It has a capacity for 750 ml and has a service life of 4,000 litres.
2. Aquapure Traveller – The Aquapure Traveller is a great value water filtration bottle retailing at around £30. It is able to produce safe drinking water from taps, stand pipes, rivers and mountain streams worldwide by removing pathogens, chemicals, heavy metals, faecal matter, and bad tastes and odours. All you have to do is fill the bottle with contaminated water, shake it, and after 15 mins, the water should be safe enough to drink. The bottle is capable of filtering 350 litres of contaminated water.
You can get the Aquapure Traveller from Ethical Supper Store.
3. Travel Tap – Retailing at around £35, the Travel Tap also a great value water filtration bottle. It has a replaceable maintainable purification filter cartridge which can filter up to 1600 litres of contaminated water. Weighing just 152g (an empty bottle), it is ideal for trekkers, hikers, backpackers, or even families going on holiday where there are dubious water supplies. The Travel Tap has a capacity of 650 ml.